Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Some painted minis...

Managed to get some minis finished and photographed recently. First up is the citadel C28 giant from earlier in the blog and a citadel/asgard hillgiant.

Next up a couple of preslotta citadel goblin and orc types.

And finally an Asgard Nightmare. I painted this one to look like a ghostly steed rather than the ad&d version which is jet black with flaming mane and tail.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

New recruits...

Managed to get hold of some more giants recently. Here are two more C28 giants along with a lovely old minifigs cyclops.

 The cyclops is a pretty small figure by todays standards similar in stature to some of the old citadel/asgard hillgiants. I think that as long as they hit really hard in a game they're height isn't an issue!

Next up I managed to get these two figure pretty cheaply in an ebay auction.  On the left is a Ral Partha frost giant and far right another C28 giant. ( Foundry viking added for scale!!).

Having 3 bodies and 3 heads gives me some options as to the arrangements of the giants. I intially though of putting the viking style head on the body with the scale mail tunic, then the eye patch head on the body holding the cannon ball in his left hand. ( This combination was the one used in the drawing from the first citadel compenduim). That would leave the chaos head to go with the head hunter body. Hmmm decisions!

Did a bit of conversion work on this fellow to give him two weapons. The axe I had in the bits box but the handle had been snipped of years earlier. I remade the handle and drilled a hole in the hand. Then it was a case of gluing in place and the sculpting a hand around it. Think he will look pretty mean when he's finished!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Vintage figures primed...

Just some pics of a batch of vintage lead all prep'd and primed. We have a selection of giants from left to right: Minifigs Mythical Earth giant, Ral Partha frost giant and an old Citadel hill giant.

And here is the classic Ral Partha Jabberwock and a lovely old Asgard Nightmare.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

C28 Giant...2

Here's the giant from the previous post all primed and ready for painting.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

c28 Giant...

I won this fellow on ebay a while ago and he has been kicking around the workbench for a while now. When he arrived his nose was pretty damaged and flattened like he'd been dropped on his face more than once. I greenstuffed a new nose which lead to a pretty extensive facelift! Been tinkering with him for a while adding bits of putty here and there.

I didn't really like the weapon he came with so decided to make a basic wooden club for hi to bash things with. A plastic paintbrush seemed like a good size and shape so it was cut down to a decent club size.

It was pretty simple to then add a thin layer of greenstuff and add a bit of texture.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Phobos helmet...

Here's the first cast of the helmet from the last post! Will call it the Phobos helmet!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Medic conversion...

Took a pic of this fellow today. The body was originally a medic which I didn't like all that much. Now for a while I'd wanted to put a different style of helmet on a power armour body thought I'd give it a go on this figure. Once I'd made the new helmet I decided not to glue it until I'd made a mould so I could cast it in resin. Will give me extras to play with and some for anyone else who may be interested!

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Brother and Sister Reeves...

Probably my favorite trooper figure from the old marines is this Brother Reeves mini. Lucky I got 3 in a joblot! I've converted one into a female marine by doing a head swap with a female mini from ERM.  Will paint the parts separately and glue when finished.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Missiles incoming... 2!!

Remember this guy from the blogs very first post? Well I found the propeller bit off the rocket launcher on my desk and had a change of heart. Yes it looks totally daft but it is iconic in a way. I resolved to re-attach it after filing down the fins somewhat. Changed the face a bit too! Have to stop tinkering with greenstuff and get more painting done!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Close combat marine...

Here's a WIP pics of a RT era close combat marine I've been working on. Reckon he's pretty much finished just a little more weathering perhaps. Painting the yellow parts was tricky. Not a colour I'd look forward to painting again! I've painted the blue/black and white stripe pattern on the lower leg to link him to the two other marines I've currently painted up.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Space fox 2...

I finished the gun on Foxy and also did a bit of prep on a vintage Ral Partha robot from 1977! Lovely vintage true 25mm figure. The arm was pretty weak so I replaced the cast powerline to the gun with one made from copper wire. Added strenght to the arm as well as being thinner. The gun was pretty basic looking, like a retro hairdryer, so I added a few doodads to tech it up a bit. He's gonna be a great little robot when he's painted up.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Space fox!

Received this mini from KillerB today. She originally had a cigarette in her right hand but I wanted a little more firepower for the lady so in the process of making a laser pistol for her to wield. I reckon her funky clothes won't look out of place in a sci-fi setting. The only other thing I'm thinking is to add a holster on her right leg. Could be worth the extra trouble.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

New recruits!

Received some new figs throught the post this week and managed to get them prep'd. All off ebay I managed to get the laserburn fishmen figures that were cast up by foundry recently. Lovely old sculpts with great detail and the integral type bases I much prefer to slotta tabs. Along with them I got this minifig Earth conscript sci-fi fellow. These old figures have a real charm about them.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Backpack prep...

Photo says it all really! I had been prepping marine backpacks indiviually as I needed them but decided to get a batch ready all in one go. The speed I paint this is probably a years worth of backpacks!

Monday, 18 August 2014

Sci-fi floors...4

I made a room tile with a hole in it to act as a spawn point in games. Could have all kind of creatures popping out of it or just be a hazard when travelling through the space. Have some cast up now so deciding whether to paint the edge in a metallic "aliens" style or more of a hardened putrid goo! Will have to see once the floor parts are painted.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Sci-fi floors... 3

Here are whole load of pics of the resin floors I've cast and painted so far. Gonna see some action pretty soon. Thinking of running a sci-fi game using the X-plorers rules with some additional rules for different races like elves, dwarfs and hobbits so I can use my RT figures. Will also be a change to the rules to allowing killer robots!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Three's company...

Got a couple of new arrivals in the post today. Some additional versions of the Brother A Skull mini I won on ebay recently . Makes my total of this particular figure up to three. Probably all I'll ever need but you can't be too sure of these thing!. The two new figs are now enjoying a dettol bath. Will probably paint these in different contrasting colours. I may paint one up in the colour scheme with which he originally appeared in the White Dwarf advert.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Sci-fi floors... 2

Just a pic of more sci-fi floors primed and ready for painting. Primed  black and mounted on some paintpots.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Sci-fi floors...

Here's a pic of some resin sci-fi floors I've been working on. Have a few new pieces to paint up over the next few days. Aiming to get more corridors and rooms painted for the weekend!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Zombie marines!!

When I bought this Brother Meredith figure I knew I'd be painting him up as a marine zombie. That got me thinking about a horde of marine zombies but the cost this mini now goes for on ebay is too much to make a this an option for me. Thought it'd be fun to cast up some myself.  Hence the greenstuff body which I'll cast to make some dollies and then sculpt some variants to the pose. The gun is a converted plastic marine bolter which I'll be using on the figures. This needed to be shortened and the magazine made smaller in order for it to be more like the size of the metal bolters.  I probably make the zombie heads as seperate castings in order to give more variation to the finished figures. Hopefully these will be ready for some Halloween games of Space Crusade!!

Having another look at the bolter it needed to be smaller still so trimmed the top and remodelled it. Reckon it's a good match for the older bolters now.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Work bench pics...

Some pics of minis on the workbench atm. Something was bugging me about the halflings rifle so I tried to add some detail to it.

Rebased a foundry swat mini and based a Brother Meredith mini. The original Meredith figure leans forward at quite an angle so I've stood him up a bit. This meant some sculpting on the right leg armour and new feet.

More figs ready for priming.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Painting in progress...

Here's a snap of the figures currently under the brush. Think the halfling has been a WIP since the start of the year! Need to get these finished so I can get on with some new minis!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Contemptor class Dreadnought

Recently aquired 3 vintage marine dreadnoughts and the plan is to assemble them in the RT configurations. First up was a Contemptor class with its four bolters. I think this is a wide body variant with the short legs option. I think I prefer the smaller legs even if they don't look capable of much mobility! A bit of putty work tidied the model up. A really satisfyingly heavy lump of vintage lead!